Building Science 101 Rocks

I’d say Building Science is the most important thing to have a good grip on in today’s high performance building space. Let me explain…. I was recently challenged when  asked why we adopted Net Zero, Net Zero Ready ( see article) What does it mean to be NET ZERO? and Energy star as the sustainable […]

IMPROVE MY INDOOR AIR QUALITY by 100%?

fresh-air

One of the top google searches asks. HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY INDOOR AIR QUALITY? ( IAQ) The US’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that inside air can actually be more polluted than outside air. International speaker, Engineer,  and Building scientist, Gord Cooke points out there are somewhere between 4-6000 sources of pollution inside a […]

What does it mean to be NET ZERO?

Time for an update on our Net Zero Ready, Devon Road project another Oakville luxury home in progress. and an opportunity to talk about Net Zero building. As we have commented before Net Zero not only provides a responsible approach to saving energy and being environmentally conscious it’s simply a great way to build. It […]

Engineered to Perform

I’m old enough to recall, as an engineering student, being critiqued on line quality of drafting. Should you use an HB pencil or 2H or 2B? Did you keep your instruments clean to prevent smudges and a”dirty” drawing? Meanwhile……. our Doulton Dr Mississauga project is being closed in so fine finishing work can continue inside […]

Goodbye Plumbing noise

Rough ins are all complete and its time to do the finishing details at our Ennisclare project. Among the many items on the list is (((NOISE)))) and making sure it’s not going to be a bother. Plumbing piping is one big culprit and ensuring its done right takes care and attention…. In 2019 Car and […]

In Progress! Engineered to perform!

At Chatsworth we talk about High-Performance Building (engineered to perform) but what does that mean for you? The phrase communicates our vision of the building. This approach yields the best for you, our homeowners delivering the best value in your new home. For example, in our Modern luxury home on Doulton Dr Mississauga the home […]

KERR STREET Ministries to the Rescue!

Kerr St Ministries, Oakville Ontario

We are grateful to live and work in our wonderful Oakville community and there’s nothing more gratifying than lending a helping hand to support our neighbours in need. Kerr Street Ministries has been there for Oakville residents who have fallen on hard times. Particularly during these difficult times, many have found the need to reach […]

Is humidity control the secret to building a healthy home?

Is your home making you sick? In our last blog we touched on Indoor Air Quality ( IAQ) and how we optimize the indoor environment for a healthy home. Starting with NET ZERO specification we seal the house tightly, then to be a truly HIGH-PERFORMANCE healthy home we ensure that despite the bone dry outside […]

Breathe Easy in a Healthy Home!

In our cooler Canadian climate we spend a great deal of time indoors. The INDOOR AIR PLUS program by the EPA helps families BREATHE EASY in a healthy home. As we all become increasingly aware of the benefits of a HEALTHY indoor environment, how we build homes and the products and systems we use, need […]